President Aquino now in Italy, gets one step closer to meeting Pope Francis again

ROME, Italy, Dec 2 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III arrived here Tuesday evening (Wednesday morning in Manila) to begin the Italian leg of his three-state European trip following a two-day working visit in Paris, France. The Chief Executive and his official...

President Aquino calls for global unity to address climate change

PARIS, France, Dec 1 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III on Monday called for global solidarity in addressing climate change saying every country must commit to reduce green house gas emissions and build resilient communities. In his keynote address during the...

PHL, South Korea seek greater bilateral cooperation

MANILA, Nov 19 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III and South Korean President Park Geun-Hye expressed their willingness to boost their cooperation, during a bilateral meeting held on the margins of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit on Wednesday....

Asia CEO forum recognizes Cuisia with lifetime contributor award

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In recognition of excellence in leadership, Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. was conferred the Lifetime Contributor Award (public sector) by the Asia CEO Forum on 11 November 2015 at the Marriott Hotel in Manila. Each year, the Asia CEO Awards recognizes...

PHL’S efforts towards sustainable food security highlighted at global youth institute address

WASHINGTON, D.C – Exceptional high school students from across the United States and other countries learned about positive developments in the Philippines and its efforts to become climate-resilient, climate-smart, and food-secure. Some 200 high school students are participating...

President Aquino signs law establishing a sports academy in Surigao del Norte

MANILA (Mabuhay) –President Benigno S. Aquino III on September 18 signed into law the establishment of a sports academy in the municipality of Dapa in Surigao del Norte province. Under Republic Act No. 10683, the Siargao Island Sports Academy and Training Center will be...

Palace official acknowledges efforts of HPG, MMDA to ease traffic congestion

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Cabinet Secretary Jose Rene Almendras on Wednesday acknowledged the “hard work and continuous efforts” of the Philippine National Police – Highway Patrol Group and the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority for working together to address the traffic...

Queen Maxima of the Netherlands pays courtesy call on President Aquino

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III welcomed Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands during a courtesy call in Malacañang Palace on Tuesday morning. Queen Maxima, who is also the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate (UNSGSA) for Inclusive...

Aquino inspects site of new Puerto Princesa Airport

PUERTO PRINCESA, Palawan (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III on Monday inspected the area where the new P3.75-billion Puerto Princesa Airport is being built. Upon arriving here, the President proceeded to the open ramp at the earth mount barrier between the Western...

President Aquino appeals for solidarity as nation marks 117th Independence Day

ILOILO CITY, June 12 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III on Friday underscored the importance of solidarity as he led the celebration of the country’s 117th Independence Day in the town of Santa Barbara in Iloilo province. The President said that because of the...